“If we had paid more attention to Ion Mihai Pacepa when he defected from the Rumanian Intelligence Service as the highest ranking communist intelligence defector we have ever had, we wouldn’t be asking dumb questions about Russian manipulation or disruption of Western Nation politics.” J. D. Dunn
John Dale Dunn, American Thinker, February 9, 2018
If we had paid more attention to Ion Mihai Pacepa when he defected from the Rumanian Intelligence Service as the highest ranking communist intelligence defector we have ever had, we wouldn’t be asking dumb questions about Russian manipulation or disruption of Western Nation politics. Pacepa is now 89 and defected to the US in 1978. When he defected, he was an intimate of the dictator Ceausescu and had multiple high positions in the Romanian government. We all know the Romanians did what the Russians told them to do, just like all the Eastern Bloc Countries, and in particular in matters of black ops, Bulgaria.
Pacepa on Raul Castro’s yacht off Cuba, 1974
Since Pacepa was the highest ranking Eastern Bloc defector, his knowledge and insights were and are superior to what we have from other sources.
The story of Romanian efforts to kill Pacepa after his defection and his effective efforts to destroy Romanian intelligence assets and the regime of the dictator Ceausescu by his cooperation with US intel assets are not the story for today. His expose book on the Romanian tyranny, Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief (1990) covered that topic, including Romania’s effort to hire assassins to kill him. Instead, I will focus on Pacepa’s warning to the Western world in his book Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism, with Ronald J. Rychlak. 429 pp 8.69 kindle 15. 29 hardcover ISBN 978-1936488988, Washington DC WND Books, Inc. 2013.
Pacepa worked with the CIA on multiple projects to blunt the efforts of the Communist Eastern Bloc during the 80s, but after a period of time he was no longer utilized by intelligence services, I would suspect because he has strongly held conservative anti-communist views. He warns that Muslim terrorists are tools of Russia. Continue reading